Items Tagged ‘endocrinology’

May 1, 2019

Redo thyroid surgery

By Buddy mismz68

I came to see Dr. Yeh after a botched 2nd surgery for thyroid cancer. Due to my previous experience I was concerned to have my neck operated on again. Dr. Yeh was patience and very skilled and immediately put me at ease. Recovery from surgery was at least a week faster than my pervious surgeries […]

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Tags: cancer, Dr. Michael Yeh, endocrinology, neck surgery, patient stories, thyroid cancer, UCLA Endocrine Center


March 31, 2019

Comprehensive Doctor

By GREAT FULL keithakaplan

My UCLA endocrinologist, Dr. Stephanie Smooke checked comments from my other doctors and discovered I was to have cat scans because of spots on my right kidney. It determined I had a cancer on my right kidney. Because of Dr. Smooke, I was treated for this cancer and of now cancer free. I will always […]

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Tags: cancer, Doctors Day, Dr. Stephanie Smooke, endocrinology, kidney cancer, patient stories, UCLA Endocrine Surgery


January 10, 2019

A Mom’s Cancer Story

By Byrnsi miszm68

First off, I wanted to thank Dr. Gofnung and Dr. Yeh for their detection and treatment of my thyroid cancer from 2015-2016. After Dr. Gofnug detected abnormality in my ultrasound screening, I started researching for the best surgeon at UCLA and found Dr. Yeh. I chose him due to his expertise in endocrine surgery. I […]

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Tags: cancer, Dr. Michael Yeh, Dr. Yaroslav A. Gofnung, endocrine surgery, endocrinology, patient stories, thyroid cancer, UCLA Endocrine Center, ultrasound


November 6, 2018

I Feel Amazing

By RamonaM craftyladyramona

I came down to UCLA because I found out that I had hyperparathyroidism and started researching what it was because I never heard of it before. I learned that surgery wasn’t difficult but tricky so I had to find a specialist for parathyroid surgery. I started looking for someone in the LA area and ran […]

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Tags: blood work, bone density, Dr. Masha Livhits, Dr. Michael Yeh, endocrinology, hyperparathyroidism, MRI, nuclear scan, parathyroid surgery, patient stories, UCLA Endocrine Center, ultrasound


November 5, 2018

A New Experience

By Cece keirasade

First I went to another doctor for my surgery, but I wasn’t happy with the staff. My experience there was very upsetting so I decided to come here because a friend of mine recommended Dr. Yeh to me. When I first walked in, I felt very happy and confident with him. I did the surgery […]

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Tags: Dr. Michael Yeh, endocrinology, patient stories, UCLA Endocrine Center


November 2, 2018

At Last!

By MusicDebby jdsrberg

I had high PTH and Calcium for 4 years and 2 nuclear medicine tests that didn’t show anything. I did not realize what high calcium does; I had bone pain, muscle pain, exhausted all the time, constipation, nausea that was getting worse for the four years. My family doctor who knew me for 20 years […]

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Tags: cancers, diabetic, Dr. Michael Yeh, endocrinology, high calcium, high PTH, nuclear medicine tests, patient stories, radiation, UCLA Endocrine Center


November 1, 2018

How I Overcame Fear

By Blue2 jmacquilkin

Around a year ago I was diagnosed on a biopsy that my thyroid nodule was suspicious for cancer. At the time, I was tired all the time and had puffiness along my throat. Due to these symptoms, I was referred to an endocrinologist. I got surgery around a month ago to have my entire thyroid […]

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Tags: anesthesia, biopsy, endocrinologist, endocrinology, patient stories, thyroid nodule, thyroid surgery surgery, UCLA Endocrine Center


October 31, 2018

Calcium Fixup

By Pat kerryfvces

Since I am a Type II diabetic, I have lots of blood tests. Although I didn’t feel any symptoms, my thyroid was “wacky” and my calcium levels kept going up. I was referred to Dr. Livhits who is lovely and her assistants are great. She did parathyroid surgery 2 1/2 weeks ago. I stayed in […]

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Tags: calcium levels, Dr. Masha Livhits, endocrinology, parathyroid surgery, patient stories, thyroid, Type II diabetes, UCLA Endocrine Center


October 4, 2018

Faboulous Adrenal Surgery Success

By Marco markgerber

I want to pass along my story as an encouragement to others that may have been told they need surgery from the UCLA team. Not only have I experienced a perfect surgery preparation and recovery but the removal of my adrenal gland which had a benign growth has completely eliminated my diabetic condition. quite miraculous […]

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Tags: adrenal gland, diabetic condition, endocrinology, patient stories, surgery, ucla endocrine, UCLA Endocrinology


What's the deal with brown fat? This researcher is uncovering its function

October 2, 2018

What’s the deal with brown fat? This researcher is uncovering its function

By Ryan Hatoum rhatoum

When most people think of fat, they think of what medical experts refer to as white fat, or the fat tissue in the body that stores calories. But we all have another kind of fat, with a completely different function: brown fat. “Until somewhat recently, we thought only babies had brown fat,” says Dr. Xingxing […]

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Tags: adipose, adipose tissue, brown fat, childhood obesity, diabetes, Dr. Xingxing Kong, endocrinology, fat, metabolism, muscle, muscle growth, myostatin